•Nurture existing and develop new relationships with regional management. Mentor and guide internal controls personnel, as appropriate and necessary, in the execution of their assigned projects.
•Able to work well independently and within a team environment, and take initiative to drive for results with assigned projects; able to function without day-to-day supervision
•Manage, direct, and train internal controls personnel and outsourced providers to ensure expectations and results are clear and consistent,
•Continuously assess team members need for development and provide ongoing coaching and training to ensure professional growth and continued quality deliverables.
•Provide major input to engagement planning and fieldwork, as well as identification, development and documentation of audit issues, and recommendations for their improvement.
•Assist with establishment of training programs as it relates to Internal Controls / SOX Compliance.
•Stay abreast of changes to and best practices in SOX compliance and internal controls overall (i.e., serve as a subject matter expert on internal controls related issues). Bring such perspective to Laureate to continuously improve our compliance effort.
•Participate in other company initiatives/projects including due diligence, compliance plans, dispositions, etc. as needed.
•Travel opportunities may arise as part of role.
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
•BS/BA degree from an accredited university preferably in accounting or equivalent,
•CPA required, CIA, CFE, and/or other relevant certifications a plus
•English required, Foreign language skills a plus
•Knowledge of GAAP, PCAOB, SOX, COSO standards, and business laws and regulations.
•Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and other business and audit –related applications/software
•3 to 5 years for prior business experience, preferably with Big 4 or Regional public accounting firms or with the internal audit/ controls department in a multi-national organization.
•Significant practical experience in delineating between SOX and non-SOX controls and objectives.
•Exposure and appreciation for diverse international cultures and customs.
•Strong experience managing or directing individuals to produce high quality results consistently.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail
•Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills, and the ability to influence others
•Strong project management skills and experience with a proven history of results
•Managing multiple priorities simultaneously through strong prioritization, and organization skills